Unable To Download A File From My Email On Macbook Air

Apple Mail will not let me delete my email and instead gives me an error.

16th March, 20176th September, 2010

Problem

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If you try to open a file, but OS X El Capitan can’t find a program to open that file, OS X prompts you with an alert window. The figure shows what happens when you try to open a very old (1993) file created on a long-defunct Psion Series 3 handheld PDA (a file so old that most of you have probably never seen the.wrd file extension). I want to send an email to someone, and I want to include a file F. In the mail program I go to the icon that makes including possible, click on it, get Finder, and want to choose the folder X to find and choose file F there. But what Mail does is imediately include folder X. So I have to delete it and then drag and drop F to the email.

When you delete an email in Apple Mail using IMAP, the following error can occur:

Symptom

  • By doing so, you’ll delete all mail settings, the email auto complete history (when typing an email address), and all locally downloaded mail. The latter isn’t an issue if all of your mail is stored on Gmail or an Exchange/IMAP server. It will result in a loss of emails if you used POP3 to download your emails.
  • There is a large blue button 'Download Chrome' and below it 'For Mac OS X 10.6 or later'. I click on the button. Result: the whole screen goes gray, and all links are de-activated, like a 'lightbox' effect, and nothing else?! Safari Version 8.0 (10600.1.25) On a Mac OS X Yosemite Version 10.10 iMac 27-inch.
  1. Apple Mail will not delete an email.

Cause

Apple Mail is unable to move the message to the Trash mailbox.

This is a known bug with Apple Mail.

Resolution

Disable Move deleted messages to the Trash mailbox.

  1. Open Mail.
  2. Open Preferences.
  3. Select Accounts.
  4. Select your Account and click Mailbox Behaviors.
  5. Untick Move deleted messages to the Trash mailbox.
  6. Close Preferences.
  7. Click Save.

Enable Move deleted messages to the Trash mailbox

  1. Open Preferences.
  2. Select Accounts.
  3. Select your Account and click Mailbox Behaviors.
  4. Tick Move deleted messages to the Trash mailbox.
  5. Close Preferences.
  6. Click Save.

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You can e-mail pictures from your Mac using Leopard’s Mail program. To use your Mac’s Mail program to e-mail pictures:

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1Highlight an image in your iPhoto library or an album and choose Share→Email (or hold down the Command key to send several photos).

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A dialog box asks you to choose a size for the photo (small, medium, large, or actual size). When you e-mail pictures from your Mac, remember that smaller files are faster to send and download; the larger files boast superior quality but may not slip past your ISP’s server size limitations.

2Decide whether you want to include the titles and comments with your photo by selecting those options (or not). Click Compose.

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Leopard’s Mail program opens with the picture already attached (assuming Mail is your default e-mail application).

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3Fill in the recipient’s address, type a subject line, and add your message before sending the picture on its way.

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Visit iPhoto Preferences if you want to send e-mail through another mail program, such as AOL, Eudora, or Microsoft Entourage.